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Hi I'm John

I was born in Scotland, grew up in Australia, now live in U.S. I am a Husband, Father and Grandfather. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I graduated from an Australian University with a degree in Physics/Mathematics. I was later granted a post-graduate degree in Computer Science here in the U.S. and have been a Computer Software Developer for many years. I love to travel and have had the opportunity to see many parts of the world. I am happily married to a woman that I love, I am the proud father of two wonderful children, and now the grandfather of six grandchildren that I enjoy greatly.

Why I am a Mormon

I was introduced to the Church in Australia when I was 19 years of age. While not particularly religious at that time the message that I was taught seemed to make sense to me. In simple terms I came to know that "I was a child of God". The decision to be baptised was one of the more significant decisions that I have made in my life. The teachings and principles that I have learned have been a major guiding influence in my life. I am grateful to know that I have a Heavenly Father who loves me, who will give me guidance and direction as I ask for it. I appreciate the ultimate sacrifice and atonement of the Savior. This allows me to live with the hope that in spite of my weaknesses, if I remain faithful to the covenants that I have made, I can live with the hope that I can return to live with Heavenly Father after this life is over.

How I live my faith

I try to be kind, generous and to do good to those I meet each day. I strive to exemplify Christ-like qualities as much as I am able. I attend church regularly and try to serve diligently in callings that are extended to me. I ask for guidance and direction in the everyday decisions that I am faced with. I have made a committment to choose the right regardless of what the outcome may be and feel that I have been blessed because of it. I have been the recipient of many personal miracles and feel that on many occasions I have received personal revelation that has helped with the problems and challenges that I have faced

What do Mormons believe is the purpose of life?

John
In simple terms the purpose of life is to achieve our true potential as a child of God. We do this by exercising our agency to choose for ourselves and through our efforts becoming the kind of person that we and our Heavenly Father would desire us to become. That is we freely choose to follow his commandments and try to be an influnce for good in the world and to help our fellow men. Show more Show less

What is a “testimony” that Mormons speak of?

John
A "testimony" is a personal witness of spiritual truths that comes to an individual through the influence of the Holy Ghost. It usually comes after personal study, pondering, reflection and then directly asking for such a confirmation through prayer. Show more Show less